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Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Apr 18, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

kombucha 30

Breakfast: coffee 50, wrap 60 with avocado 160 and salami 100, banana 120: 

Snack: part of a scone, from coworker 150 small piece. and some clementine.

Lunch: chinese sidewalk noodles large serving 500, small amount calamari 100, roasted cauliflower 150, salad 50-100, coffee 50: 900

Snack/ dinner TBD - i think the rest of the whipped cream 120, strawberries 50, tofu 150, avocado 150, wrap 60: 500, good...eating a lot of fat has been good, but really, i'm gaining weight...i know i need to dial it down...but it's been really enjoyable lately eating most anything and everything i want!...and some ice cream: 170. total: 700.

2300 today.

2150 5day...

i'm in a rut and only i can get myself out of it! :)


Plan is to do a little jogging tonight when i get home, right around my community (not at a park or anywhere but locally right outside my apt..). at the college track -  i will drive there. - and only do ONE MILE...walk half and jog half.

not in exercise mood.


Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 04/18/2018:
The right fats are needed by the body...our brains need fat and carbs.....joints need the right fats...A friends father who was a doctor...told me that we should eat everything in moderation...because the body has uses and needs for all of it...and limiting ourselves to just a few foods...is starving the body of necessary nutrients. The hospital had a wonderful salad bar....and I noticed that the doctors and nurses were mainly eating from that. There was a BIG bowl of guacamole...that was delicious....but the sections that were running out were beets,and beans...they were very popular....I made up a snmall really nice salad and had a turkey bacon wrap...and it kept me going all day....there are so many things in each of those....

horn_of_plenty on 04/19/2018:
yeah, i agree 100%.

i have now to go back to work on my portion control.

i have NO desire to skip carbs or have any real restriction - but i'm going back to mostly veggies at lunch with just a little meat and grains...and watching the size of all portions once again...and trying to not eat a big breakfast right away when i get to work anymore:

first a banana and coffee...and i plan to try to wait until 9am for my wrap with egg/avocado...trying to space out my meals...not eat the whole meal at once because i'm up so early...i realize i'm getting hungry more often...and if i can space everything out, i can continue to eat often, but i have to break up my meals more...so i'm not just eating tons all day.

Donkey on 04/18/2018:
I'm sorry the jog did not materialize, but if you ain't in the mood, probably better to skip it. I give you a thumbs up.

horn_of_plenty on 04/19/2018:
yeah, i have time still to work it out...and figure out what i'm doing wrong and fix it. i have contemplated some things, and i'm in the mood to make changes again. no need to be specific here in my response...but i do have to work on portion control again.

horn_of_plenty on 04/19/2018:
basically it has to do with portion control and making one meal into two:

watching the size of all portions once again...and trying to not eat a big breakfast right away when i get to work anymore:

first a banana and coffee...and i plan to try to wait until 9am for my wrap with egg/avocado...trying to space out my meals...not eat the whole meal at once because i'm up so early...i realize i'm getting hungry more often...and if i can space everything out, i can continue to eat often, but i have to break up my meals more...so i'm not just eating tons all day.

horn_of_plenty on 04/19/2018:
i am going back to trying to not just indulge in at every whim...but to have better planning and stick to it attitude. i was beginning to just eat too much and too often (like even every hour at times at work..) so i need to dial it back, and re-do some of my meal planning.

graindart on 04/19/2018:
I'm definitely not in exercise mode myself. After taking the past week and a half off, tonight is my scheduled time to start it up again. Definitely not looking forward to it, but I need to get off my butt before my prior gains fade away. Since I'm trying the one meal a day, I don't know whether to do the exercise plan before or after dinner. Before, I'm lower on energy. After, I'm feeling full and just want to relax.

horn_of_plenty on 04/19/2018:
i think most people do it before and then eat after...

i hate when i get like this...but i haven't been on track jogging since the fall and i didn't walk so much in my commute then...i'm still navigating all the changes that have occurred in my life since the fall..

also, this is the reason i cannot fast...i get too low energy and unmotivated completely...i don't mean to derail you, but i just know it won't work for me...

however, i DO know that i need to be more moderate with my meals...and to not have to fill myself up to the brim if i'm a little hungry...i'm going back to portion control and making one meal into 2...seeing how it works for me that way - especially breakfast at work the plan is only a banana and coffee..and to wait some time before eating the rest..holding off is always something that worked for me - grazing....but it requires lower cal meals, somehow.

graindart on 04/19/2018:
I doubt that eating one meal per day will turn into a way of life for me. I definitely prefer eating something every couple of hours. Of course if I end up seeing positive results at the end of this 4 week trial period, I might have to consider continuing with it.

If I was already effectively at goal weight like you, I highly doubt I'd be trying the intermittent fasting at all.

I'm leaning towards doing my exercising before dinner tonight, maybe this afternoon since I've got some spare time open.

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Apr 17, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

Home / Breakfast: banana 120, whole grain cream of wheat 150, peanut butter 100, some milk 50. coffee 50.  470, satisfying.

Snack: small piece of a "healthy" ..healthiest i've ever had of cake! it was basically lots of nuts and raisins!!!! so tasty. 200-250 at most. great change of pace...later half a container of blackberries. 50.


Lunch: TBD right now..STILL craving fats and carbs...going with it. i know i need protein, so i'll get some, but still craving other things.

Good size piece for f baked salmon 450?, roasted cauliflower 150? Salad 50, garlic bread 200, 850. 1600, healthy and def not hungry.. Whipped cream sf and jello 250 1850... going up to 2250 today probably ..

Dinner before workout: TBD -

Not sure - chocolate I think and a drink

Snack: TBD   

bar? 250



I have more energy today than i have in awhile despite some interrupted sleep.. Tonight the gym is planned for my evening..looking very forward!

Tomorrow I do plan to go to the track in the evening and jog - pretty much one of the first times i'll go during the work week trying it out to start up again the during the week running training.  I just have to make sure not to stress over it..

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 04/17/2018:
I hope you had a nice gym workout :-) Ooo, I hope you get the chance to jog tomorrow. We're getting snow, but we're about a day ahead of you weather-wise. GOALS!

horn_of_plenty on 04/18/2018:
I did have a good gym workout Jdonk...that you, lady!

Lately your weather is very different from mine!!

bearcountrygg on 04/19/2018:
Salmon sounds good...and excellent source of good fats.

Horn_of_plenty - Monday Apr 16, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

breakfast: wrap 60, avocado 160, salami 100, coffee 50: 370

8:30 and 10am Snacks: protein bar 210 Banana 140..330

Lunch: choosing something more high fat...roasted potatoes medium serving 350? and a nice, fatty Italian sausage 300, not too much else...just little nuts / etc. 650-700. and a coffee 50.  i am satisfied after this lunch compared to a lot of veggies.

Chocolate 100 1550... Dinner: I fried some tofu for the 1st time in sesame oil 350 tops and jello and whipped cream 150. 2050 today - excellent and more satisfying with all the fat :)

Afternoon Snacking: i brought blackberries to work to share with coworker

Dinner: i will fry my tofu up at home, all of it so it doesn't spoil, and eat some with curry veggies (i ordered curry jackfruit a few packages online) is my plan...

2060 3 day


return movie to a redbox after work -mwalking to one located in NYC and then taking the subway home from near that redbox - YES.

Tonight i'm going to hard boil some eggs for the week...


I got up sorta late from bed i don't think i even woke up at first from my alarm but i did the best i could, really! was on time to the bus thankfully, not having any time even to drink kombucha and i'm glad i packed my breakfast the night before.


Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 04/16/2018:
Boiled eggs are always a good choice. Hope you have a wonderful day.

horn_of_plenty on 04/16/2018:
yes, very convenient to have whenever i want without having to wait on them once they are already made :)

bearcountrygg on 04/16/2018:
We do about a dozen at a time...they keep for a week boiled...and they are so versatile.

horn_of_plenty on 04/16/2018:
Yes, agreed! i love them in wraps and sandwiches.

happy-1 on 04/16/2018:
What movie?

horn_of_plenty on 04/17/2018:
It was called Moonlight. won many awards. Independent film i think...good movie...a gay film of a boy growing up in Miami slums, raised partially by a drug dealer. gives insight into how it was to grow up there...the lives of the people there in neighborhood called Liberty City. Sad movie. very well acted. teaches a few lessons.

Donkey on 04/16/2018:
Eggs are one of those things that I have to have in my refrigerator or I start to panic. Something comforting in knowing there's a carton of eggs in the frig. They are in so many recipes and very versatile to eat on their own - I think that's a big part of it. WTG!

horn_of_plenty on 04/17/2018:
yes, they are good...i also like to have eggs in my fridge. they are so easy to make, healthy, good nutrition, good source of protein...yep. a perfect and fresh food that stays good for a long time...why can't everything be easy to cook as eggs? haha.

graindart on 04/17/2018:
Have gone through different times where I love eating eggs and others where I'm just not a fan. Lately I've been enjoying eggs again. Love hard boiled with freshly ground salt/pepper. Also love deviled eggs. Haven't had deviled eggs for awhile due to potential calorie count, but they will fit in nicely with my new LCHF plan for the next few weeks.

horn_of_plenty on 04/18/2018:
i hope you enjoyed the deviled eggs.

Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Apr 15, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

8am Breakfast kiwi 50, cream of wheat and almond milk 200, stevia, cocoa powder 50, dried cranberries 100. 400.

10am snack banana 120 and peanut butter 200, little kombucha 60. 400 800..

12pm lunch wrap 60, avocado 160, egg/egg white100, pepperoni 110, handful of spinach, plum 50. 500

Snack before gym: planning on coffee and cookie/bar 220.

after gym: still craving tons of fat...so probably the other half of the avocado, tuna, wrap 300 and popcorn 200.

2050 wonderful.

weekend 2 day excellent avg: 2000 per day.


Being productive with laundry, errands like food shopping and some cleaning and gym in afternoon before dinner so I can be in bed at an early hour. Maybe watching some tv tonight

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 04/15/2018:
Love avocados...but they sure don't keep well...if you know any secrets about that...please let me know...I'm the only one here that will eat them...but the calories...very healthy though

horn_of_plenty on 04/16/2018:
when you slice if in half, the side with the pit in is the side you keep for later, keeping the pit in till you use it.

you can also put some lemon juice on it to preserve, but it'll change the taste slightly.

Donkey on 04/15/2018:
Early bed sounds wonderful, but I don't think that's going to happen to me tonight. Weekends are just too darn short. I really need a day off. I took April 23rd off because it's a school day off, and I thought it would be nice to be home when my daughter is home, but she will sleep half of the day. And she may have to work, as well, so maybe not...

horn_of_plenty on 04/16/2018:
early bed didn't happen, but, i got the gym in and that is a wonderful thing...as i was thinking to skip it...thank gosh i stuck to my plans!

yes, weekends should be 3 days haha.

bearcountrygg on 04/16/2018:
Thanks for the avocado advice...I do keep the pit in...but never tried the lemon juice...I will do that.

horn_of_plenty on 04/16/2018:
or light vinegar can work...but of course it'll change the taste, also it could make you poop more because the vinegar / lemon juice might do that...but you are only using a little bit obviously for preserving the avocado and you can wash it off before eating :) you are welcome.

the same trick with vinegar / lemon juice works on fruit like raspberries and blackberries.

Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Apr 14, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

Breakfast 500

Lunch 550

Snack 200


Drove to a friend's house get together ...

Vegetables 100, burger didn't eat a bun 250, honey wheat pretzels 250, fruit 50, chocolate 50. Drank only Diet Coke and water.

1950-2000 - excellent !!!

Also great exercise

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 04/14/2018:
Good job!

horn_of_plenty on 04/15/2018:
Ty :-)

bearcountrygg on 04/14/2018:
Numbers are good!

horn_of_plenty on 04/15/2018:
This is def what is my concern lately !!

Maria7 on 04/14/2018:
Hope you are doing well today and having a nice day.

horn_of_plenty on 04/15/2018:
Yes I did :)

Horn_of_plenty - Friday Apr 13, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

5:45am kombucha 30

7am breakfast wrap 60, avocado 160, egg 80, banana 120. 420, coffee 50.

9:30am Snack: bar 150

11:30am Snack: fruit

Lunch: 3 large chicken dumplings with a little sauce 400, my own roasted veg 200-250. 650.

Snack: coffee 50 before i leave i think! yup and almonds 50.

Snack:chocolate 50

Dinner: started with about 1/3 container of cool whip 160 and sf jello 40. 200. followed by some roasted veggies 150. followed by one of those cauliflower pizza crusts that say they are 200 cals per pizza but i have a very hard time believing it...200. 550 total if they aren't lying, but they are...huge filling dinner...having a ton of trouble with self control ... feeling like all of the food universe is around me and hard to stop. also, i will go to bed rather early and start a new day tomorrow. no extra exercise today and got off the bus early. just tired. tomorrow i'll jog.

2050...not sure about this.

 around a 2100 7-day total. okay.





I weighed 114 this AM and haven't seen a weight so high in perhaps 1 year in the morning - but just satisfied right now to keep on eating calories same as i am and increasing cardio by continuing to get off the bus early / jog on weekend - 1x a week for now.

The reason for weight gain is simple...i've def had more calories all Winter till now!  I used to get up late and eat less on weekends, now i just get up late and eat more. i guess i'll have to work on it...again!

2100 6-day

I'm totally up to see if i can do the running, situps and pushups...i think i can :)

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 04/13/2018:
It's normal....the scale is only a snapshot in time.

horn_of_plenty on 04/13/2018:
it makes sense. cardio ended in winter and my fitness exercises are different. as well, i've eaten more calories all winter! so the scale reflects the truth.

Maria7 on 04/13/2018:
Hope you are having a good day. As for fried bread, mix water with self-rising flour, stir til consistancy is not soupy but not real thick either, and heat a little oil on medium-high in pan and drop by big spoonfulls into the hot oil, flipping the fried bread over a couple times til brown both sides and take up from pan.

horn_of_plenty on 04/13/2018:
sort of like a pancake??

Maria7 on 04/13/2018:
Yes, but about the size of the palm of your hand.

happy-1 on 04/13/2018:
Look at it this way, maybe you gained it in your boobs.

horn_of_plenty on 04/14/2018:

horn_of_plenty on 04/14/2018:

jayhawkjen on 04/14/2018:
It’s the never-ending struggle. Keep fighting the good fight!! You’ve got this.

Donkey on 04/14/2018:
IDK about the weigh-in. I'm with BearCounty on this one -- it's just a snapshot in time. I bet I fluctuate 3-4 pounds (upward) within any given day. As you can see from my weekly weigh-ins (when I remember, LOL) that my weight changes constantly.... Can't tell you how frustrated that makes me.

I'm wondering if there's something going on with your thyroid levels.

Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Apr 12, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

Home: kombucha 70

Breakfast: wrap 100, avocado 150, egg 80, coffee 50

Snack: almonds 150

Lunch: Mc donalds cheeseburger and fries and a plum 700. hit the spot. lately i am craving fat. and more almonds later on as a snack and stayed away from the coffee.


dinner: sushi california roll again - but sorta just want a toasted bagel with butter...which i might just do. or toast and butter with a fried egg.

Ended up with toasted bagel and butter 450 1800, good....

total around 2050.


I was late to work today - almost 15min - basically bc i didn't choose to get ready on time to leave my place for the day. No good excuse. A reminder to get focused and remain in the game of life... 


I am giving myself a few requirements for giving myself permission to skip the Advanced Estimating Course in September:

1) be able to run 2mi in under 22 minutes (this will be a challenge i think)

2) be able to do 36 situps in one set - i have upped my gym goals to 150 situps per gym session, not 100. standing by this goal.

3) be able to do 35 pushups in one set, i have upped my pushup requirement to 150 per session, not 100. standing by this goal.

I am unable to do these goals yet - so it forces me to improve.  i changed my pushup and situp requirements at the gym bc i have not gotten better at all doing what i currently do, since January...and compared to last year, i've gotten worse.....all other exercises at gym.

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 04/12/2018:
We all have those days where it's hard to get started... Lunch sounds yummy!

horn_of_plenty on 04/12/2018:
Lunch was tasty lol....

i even showered last night, telling myself that i didn't need to shower today...seems it still didn't help me actually doing what i had to in order to leave on time...i just was slow to do everything.

bearcountrygg on 04/12/2018:
Depressed? Sometimes we just get bummed.....you will feel better.

horn_of_plenty on 04/12/2018:
probably a little bit...i know i'll feel a bit better as the weather progresses...it's the sleep thing which is nuts. I lowered the temp a little bit and my thermometer read 76 degrees in my room this AM.

trishpiglet3 on 04/12/2018:
My timekeeping is generally terrible and pretty much for the same reason you were late today. I'm also bad at estimating how long things take, especially travel.

Thinking about your gym progress a different way... you have kept going and kept exercising. Lots of people join a gym and only go for a month and you're way ahead of all of them.

Maria7 on 04/12/2018:
Hope you are having a good day.

horn_of_plenty on 04/13/2018:
pretty good, yes.

happy-1 on 04/12/2018:
What's your secret for looking forward to going to the gym?

horn_of_plenty on 04/13/2018:
once i'm there, i do enjoy it. I like to view my progress as i look in the mirror, for sure...

With the gym, as long as i'm not sick or extremely overtired, it's become a habit that i don't enjoy the feeling of knowing i skipped or missed it. This is how i continue to go.

Cardio is new to me, so it's not as routine yet - at all - because my legs and ankles are tired when i get home after just walking 1.5mi and i don't want to hurt myself by further exercising after that. i figure just increasing my walking right now is good..

Donkey on 04/12/2018:
I've gone through stages where I felt like I could not eat enough almonds, nuts, nut butter, etc. Right now, though, I'm into walnuts. Not so much the almonds, due to a recent, bad experience.

I thought that the dumplings sounded yummy. Lunch at McDonalds, not so much, but hey, if that's what you were having a hankering for, then I'm glad you went.

So am I understanding your goal correctly? If you make your physical goals, you will allow yourself to opt out of the advanced class in September. Am I on the right track?

horn_of_plenty on 04/13/2018:
I am craving big time the fats and carbs. I have been gaining weight, but kinda trying not to worry as i'm doing more walking than i used to.

Yes, i'd love to opt out of that September class if i can increase my level of fitness enough...we'll see.

horn_of_plenty on 04/13/2018:
as long as someone is teaching it, i'd be able to take it a different time...but not always does someone teach it...i just really don't want to go for 10 weeks straight in the fall. we'll see how my fitness goes this time around.

i can do the 150 pushups in one night, but situps were harder to get to 150. i stopped at 100 and then did 50 later in the evening..

Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Apr 11, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

kombucha 30

1st breakfast: banana 120, bar 130, coffee 50.

2nd breakfast: wrap with ketchup 100, avocado 100, egg 100, pepperoni 50. 350.

Lunch: i brought it: chickpea noodles (not a fan of the taste at all for them) 200, lots of chopped veggies with some dressing up to 150, 2 turkey dogs 150. 650. Pretzels 150 

Snacks: fruits 150 - in AM had 2 apple slices from coworker 30, half kiwi 30, half large clementine 20. 80 :)

snack: chocolate 50


dinner: TBD. tonight is fun - heating up this cauliflower crust i had in the freezer. it tastes so good...i need to buy a pizza oven tray at the dollar store on the way home...i hope they have them! cauliflower crust that i accidentally burned a little bit, 200, veggies 100, avocado 100, ice cream 200.

2200, good.

good nite!

2110 5day avg


Woke up extremely groggy.  I think this is partially due to a workout.  I possibly also need to eat a little healthier. But one thing at a time right now and I believe the coming warmer weather is going to give me a little bit more power.

My eyes were closing really easily even as i was standing on the train..I am more awake now at the office!

Today i'll get off at the 1st bus stop and walk home. 1.5 mi or so...i can check again tonight.

I just can't believe all the sleep i've been needing since like the New Year.

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 04/11/2018:
Maybe you should open your apartment windows and air the place out a bit......there may be a low oxygen thing going on there.....My parents never opened their house up to fresh air...and I had problems there.

horn_of_plenty on 04/11/2018:
hmmm...also, i know people like to sleep in slightly cool rooms...but i have been enjoying sleeping in 80+ temps.

graindart on 04/11/2018:
2nd breakfast..... instantly reminded me of The Hobbit movies.


Horn_of_plenty on 04/11/2018:
funny :) !!!!

bearcountrygg on 04/11/2018:
Have you had your thyroid checked lately? Being cold and tired and unmotivated to be active are all symptoms of low thyroid. And if your thermostat is set at 80 degrees....that is very high.....basically it should be between 69 and 72......80 degrees can be very physically draining. Put on extra layers if you are cold....but you will be able to breathe better in the cooler air too.

horn_of_plenty on 04/11/2018:
regarding the heat, i'll try the more layers approach...but may have to wait a few more weeks until it's slightly warmer at night...rather, i'll set the heat a little bit lower also :) i do have a thermometer in my room so i do know the temp and can change it.

...lately i'm craving fats like avocado. i think i just need to eat a little bit better?

i probably do have a sorta low thyroid but don't wanna go to dr now...

happy-1 on 04/11/2018:
I eat 2nd breakfast too, lol! I meal plan for it!

Horn_of_plenty on 04/11/2018:
yes, i always am eating throughout the morning!

Maria7 on 04/11/2018:
Hope you have a good day.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/11/2018:

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Apr 10, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

Slept from around 7pm until 4:45am...and still could have slept longer!!!!!! Really, it seems I need a bit more sleep than most. I think it's just my body.

6am kombucha 50

7am Banana 120, coffee 50, protein bar 130: 300.

10am Protein bar (didn't pack any other breakfast - still a little bored of the wrap with egg/pepperoni) 210

Noon Lunch: brought it! Chickpea pasta 200, health salad leftovers 150, 2 turkey franks 150, plum 50: 550...excellent!

Extra snacks: up to 4 clementines 150

Did a good job at least of sticking to my calories, above...even if snacks were a hair different.  Bored at work today. didn't get enough done, either. Tomorrow is a new day. 

4:30pm Dinner: sushi then home to pick up gym clothes and off to gym! 400

8pm After gym: Cliff bar 250


4day: 2088.


i've decided not to follow my meal plan exactly for the entire day...and that my meal planning is more knowing what i have and how the day will typically go, but not need to follow it to the T.


I am still working on a more positive approach to feeling that i can conquer the fitness goals that i have. right now, i'm doing that by being consistant. I seem to need a ton of sleep - so i'm not fighting that either.  

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 04/10/2018:
That has been my approach with food lately. I bring stuff for the day, but I'd plans change, that's ok.

Fitness: I liked your idea of going heavier with weights. Also, loved the idea of really focusing on sit-ups and push-ups, for obvious reasons.

Be well, my friend!

horn_of_plenty on 04/10/2018:
yes....wanting to rise above :)

Maria7 on 04/10/2018:
Sometimes, I think we all need a little more sleep. Hope you have a good day.

horn_of_plenty on 04/10/2018:
regarding sleep - i do think so!

bearcountrygg on 04/10/2018:
I like the positive but bendable approach....things change sometimes...be like a tree and bend

horn_of_plenty on 04/10/2018:
totally doing this....having a small plan, but not minding anymore if i'm changing it.

Horn_of_plenty - Monday Apr 09, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

5:30AM Home: banana and kombucha 150

7AM Breakfast: coffee and protein bar 200


10AM Snack: wrap with ketchup 100, egg 100, 2 slices pepperoni 50. 250.

Lunch: lots of baked cabbage, turkey, chinese noodles with shrimp (what i bought Friday that i accidentally left at work!) 650 tops.

Snacks: 3 clementines, rice krispie treat: 150

Healthy dinner: tofu,100, tomato sauce 100, spaghetti squash 100, some peppers 50, pretzels? 150. 500. 600. it was similar to what's listed.....i've decided not to follow my meal plan exactly for the entire day...and that my meal planning is more knowing what i have and how the day will typically go, but not need to follow it to the T.


3DAY AVG: 2135.


I'm in need of lifestyle changes. Less sitting on couch. More involvment in a wider range of activities. But at the same time, i want to continuously be improving on my strength once again at the gym. 

One change i want to make is getting up earlier again on weekends. Getting laundry done early...just trying to do a little more than i was in the Wintertime.


last night at the gym i came to one major realization. i need to further adjust my pushps / situps - more sets need to be done with these parts of my workouts because those are the only two i'd be tested on for court officer. So, for now on, I've decided to stick to a # to complete by the end of each of these exercise: Situps = 100 per workout. Pushups = 100 per workout. More to come :)


I feel i have enough food today to sustain me and will try to stick with this menu. No need to make any big changes on it. :) 


exercise today includes daily commute as well as getting off train with a mile walk to go home. this is it today. I also plan to take the steps instead of elevator when i get home & early to bed for another good day tomorrow !

Total walking will be around 2.5mi -3mi for today. decent..happy with this as it's on my way to doing more, little by little. there is def no rush on it.


Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 04/09/2018:
Hope you have a good day, HOP. :-)

horn_of_plenty on 04/09/2018:
LOL, MARIA....i want to hear more from you.....!!!

graindart on 04/09/2018:
Been eating squash myself quite a bit lately. Acorn, butternut, and spaghetti. Not super fond of butternut.....

Good plan on upping the pushups / situps, since they're on the test.

horn_of_plenty on 04/09/2018:
And perhaps...i could even just up them a tiny bit more....soon. let me see how this works out first :) i think i'll stick to specific #'s of them that i want to complete right now :)

horn_of_plenty on 04/09/2018:
my comment back is stupid bc it's all based only on quantity anyways, but yes, i'll be increasing my emphasis on this part of my workout.

bearcountrygg on 04/09/2018:
I'm glad to see that we are all seeming to be making goals right now...after some floundering at times...we seem to be ready to get back to a serious place again....

horn_of_plenty on 04/09/2018:
yes, we do!!!!!!!!!

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